Tim Pawlenty: The manufactured candidate

Ouch…Dispatches recommends the following article by Shawn Lawrence Otto:

“Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty has based his presidential campaign on truth-telling and toughness, and likes to talk about his pro-life credentials. But there are some problems with that version of the story.

I’ve known Pawlenty since he was a young Republican state representative from Eagan, Minn.  We had some of the same friends and used to golf together once in a while. His campaign treasurer was my accountant. And Pawlenty told me then that ‘personally,’ he was pro-choice.”

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